Hawaii Aloha CRS Chapter honored
HONOLULU – The Hawaii Aloha Chapter of the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) was named the CRS Chapter of the Year during the council’s recent awards ceremony in New Orleans.
The award is given annually to CRS chapters in three categories – small, medium and large – in recognition of their outstanding efforts to advance the council’s mission and further the organization’s goals and objectives at the chapter level.
The Hawaii Aloha CRS Chapter won top honors in the large chapter category.
Under the leadership of chapter President Shannon Heaven, the 545-member chapter hosted a variety of events to keep members engaged while giving back to the community.
Shriner’s Children’s Hospital will be honoring the chapter by placing an engraved brick at the entrance and a plaque inside the hospital for donating over $100,000 and becoming a major donor. The chapter promoted CRS membership through celebrating CRS Week by launching a statewide open house event, starting a membership task force, hosting their own “State Sell-a-bration” event, increasing involvement with their local YPN chapter to reach potential CRS members, holding a mahalo event to show gratitude for sponsors, and by using flyers, e-mail blasts, social media and representing CRS at events across the state.
“I am honored to award each chapter for doing an exceptional job of carrying out the CRS mission and commend them on their accomplishments throughout 2014,” said Ron Canning, CRS president.
The Council of Residential Specialists is a not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors comprised of more than 30,000 members.
It awards the CRS Designation to experienced Realtors who have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate.
The Hawaii Aloha Chapter of CRS is a statewide not-for-profit affiliate of the Council of Residential Specialists and the National Association of Realtors.